Indie studio Stress Level Zero which is developing virtual reality (VR) title Hover Junkers for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) has obviously had a few questions about the videogame asking ‘what is Hover Junkers‘ and to answer this the studio has released a devblog video on the matter.
In the fifth dev diary video the team describe Hover Junkers as a first-person experience that allows players to pilot hovering platforms in ‘Room-Scale sized ships’. Room-Scale refers to the user-tracking in an area of up to 15 feet by 15 feet as provided by the Lighthouse laser-based device found in Valve’s Steam VR system. These ships can be fortified with junk and players will use them to attack other players in the wasteland. The ships can hold up to two people, so one person can fly while the other can fortify. Multiplayer is set to feature in both a co-op and competitive capacity, including free for all and team deathmatch modes.
Hover Junkers is exclusively for VR and is looking at releasing alongside the HTC Vive when it launches towards the end of the year. The team has only confirmed the titles availability on the HTC Vive although the developer has said it would like to bring the project to the Oculus Rift. Stress Level Zero has already created ‘seated’ ships for devices that lack the Room-Scale tracking.
VRFocus will continue to follow any updates from Stress Level Zero regarding Hover Junkers as the title nears release.